I grew up in an area that was about as mono-cultural as it's possible to get but we had a headmaster at junior school who definitely passed for progressive back in that day and age! I've had a soft spot for the festival of Diwali ever since he cast me as the Storyteller for the morning assembly where we learned about the fesitval of light (hey - I was cast as Jesus too but that's another story!).
So, despite the fact several darers have already made some fabulous Diwali cards, here's my take on it
I wanted to use light as part of the card itself so I've cut the word LIGHT out of white textured card and put silver refelctive card behind the word. I layered white card onto silver for the strip at the side and made flowers out of drop-shaped gems (they came in a Secret Santa package - thanks Santa!) with tiny pink gems as centres for a bit of colour. I used a clear glaze pen to write Celebrate directly onto the card and finished off with a twinkly star. An absolute pain to photograph but hopefully you get the idea!
I had a go at something for a completely different occasion before this one but I wasn't that happy with it so I'm still deciding whether to pop it on here or not!